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Tommy Dew's Walking History Tour

#38 of 211 Tours in Charleston
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3155
Phone Number: 843-853-8687
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I signed up spur of the moment. I just expected a little more history regarding the buildings/homes in the downtown area. I probably could have read some history books on the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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georgia
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I signed up spur of the moment. I just expected a little more history regarding the buildings/homes in the downtown area. I probably could have read some history books on the city and learned about as much as I did on the tour. I enjoyed it, but hoped for a little more than I received... Take the 8:30 tour! There's... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I echo what other reviewers have written - a terrific tour by a knowledgeable gent. He is very excited to vote for Trump, which turned me off, but the tour was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a "don't miss" on your Charleston itinerary. Great Charleston Tour and history lesson from Tommy. He had our undivided attention from the get go. He is extremely knowledgable concerning Charleston history. Thanks Tommy!!!

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Tommy is an interesting and engaging tour guide. As the name of his tour suggests he is a wealth of information about about the history of Charleston particularly the civil war era up to modern times. Well worth the time and money.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Excellent walking tour containing in depth historical discussion about the Civil War and the many issues facing the south. Excellent!

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We took the Tommy Dew historical walking tour at the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. What a fabulous suggestion! We spent close to two hours walking through the historic district in Charleston. We started at the corner of Market and Meeting and finished at the Battery. Tommy has been living in Charleston for 30 years and has an... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Mr. Dew has an excellent sense for history telling. He provides a well laid out story of Charleston's history and my family came away with a much better appreciation for the events that shaped this beautiful city. Highly recommended.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This tour without a doubt Is the best walking tour of any city I have ever been in. Tommy provides a mixture of history, individuals, houses, churches, and more. He has a focused Southern perspective of the history from the 1600 hundreds to the present, with descriptions of origins, religious influence, economics, and politics.....all in a 2 hour tour that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Tommy was great. He really gave us a new perspective on life in the south. He shared so much valuable information. I'd go again, and would recommend him to anyone looking for a true inside view of the past of Charleston, and the entir south.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Tommy's tour was beyond incredible.. His knowledge was extensive and his energy and story telling ability was phenomenal. I learned such a vast amount on Charleston, the southern culture, architecture, immigration patterns, agriculture, religious evolution from Europe to the US and so much more. I would say I learned more then any history class I ever sat through in high... More 

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